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  • Smacking is not okay
    April 28, 2014  
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    Many countries have a legal ban on smacking children. Physical punishment is known to escalate to abuse and research has shown that children who are physically punished can suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse later on in life. Many parents smack out of frustration or desperation and does not work in the long run. It only builds resentment in children, something we don’t want.   What are the alternatives?   1. Time out is […]

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  • Setting Limits for Your Toddler
    April 6, 2014  
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    The best way a toddler learns limits is by testing them. You will always see a toddler asserting their independence by saying no to you or by escaping situations. Setting limits does not mean that you are stunting their development, it only means that you are slowly and gently laying foundations of discipline and personality.   Keep expectations realistic Young toddlers do not understand what we mean when we tell them to hurry or ask […]

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  • Things You Should Not Say To Your Child
    March 17, 2014  
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    Do you remember the time you erupted at your young kids? Do you remember the horrified looks on their faces at something you should not have said to them? We do sometimes lose it in front of our kids, without meaning to and as much as we want to take back the hot-lava words into our mouths, we can’t. We end up leaving our kids hurt, angry or confused in such situations. Read on for […]

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  • Encouraging a Shy Preschooler
    March 10, 2014  
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    You will always see some children of a preschool age bounce through life eager to try out new experiences that come their way. You will also see some shy ones that hang back and cling to a parent’s hand, or hide behind a parent and observe activities without wanting to be a part of it. For parents of shy preschool children, you will know that balancing the new experiences your child needs with the safety […]

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  • 8 Top Educational Apps for Kids Under 10
    March 6, 2014  
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        When we were all first introduced to smartphone about seven years ago, it did take us all some time to get used to the smartness of the phone. Depending on apps for entertainment, reminders and even daily accounts surely made life easier. Then we began to see how young children, as young as two, could easily make their way through all the apps of the phone with no trouble! Our children started to […]

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  • The homework tug-of-war
    February 12, 2014  
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        When discussing children at dinner parties and get-togethers, one big winner topic that is almost always discussed is the ‘homework issue’. Parents are constantly looking for magic formulas that will make their children complete their homework magically without any reminders and hassles. Has this been on your wish list too? Stop for a few moments and consider this: Our children wake up at an ungodly hour to get dressed for school. They travel […]

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  • Creating a Relationship with Your Kids
    January 6, 2014  
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      Bonding with your child in today’s world where parents are busy at work and children are busy at preschool and activities can be a bit challenging at times. You are all going through the daily grind together, but that does not necessarily mean you are spending time together.   Time is precious and as a working parent, it can become overwhelming dealing with work and home. Leave the laundry in the basket a bit […]

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  • Limiting TV Time for Preschoolers
    December 9, 2013  
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    We all have been guilty of using the TV to occupy our children from time to time. With the thousands of demands placed on us parents, TV can help us by keeping our preschool children happily absorbed for just that little while. We also know how important it is to limit TV time. Preschool children who watch too much TV are at the risk of higher body mass index, lower grades in school and decreased […]

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  • 4 Educational Apps for Kids Under 6
    December 2, 2013  
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      There is no running from the technology today. You may limit time on these gadgets, but they are in our lives. Instead of playing mindless games on them, encourage your preschool child to try out these apps that teach them something.   1. Mister Rogers Make a Journal for Preschoolers Mr. Rogers cares about children’s feelings and that is why he is loved. In this app, you will find an animated version of Daniel […]

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  • 5 Rules for Reading Aloud to Preschoolers
    November 25, 2013  
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    Reading bedtime stories is one important routine in your child’s life. It is important to do it the right way if you want your child to benefit with a range of vocabulary. Here are some reading-aloud tips for parents of preschoolers to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten at the right time. 1. Make it a daily habit It is good to start reading to your child early on in their lives and make […]

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